If you look at the “Hot Buttons” column in the May/June 2017 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, you will find the article “Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office 365?” written by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek. The Law Practice Magazine is a bi-monthly publication of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division.
Excerpt: More and more companies and law firms are moving to the cloud and not in a small way. BetterCloud reports that by mid-2017, large enterprises are expected to have adopted 52 Software as a Service (SaaS) applications on average. In last year’s survey, 14% of G Suite organizations and 5% of Office 365 organizations ran 100% of their IT in the cloud. It shouldn’t be a surprise that those percentages are expected to increase. By 2020, it is expected that 50% of G Suite organizations and 34% of Office 365 organizations will be running 100% of their IT in the cloud. The message is that the cloud is here to stay, but what does that mean for law firms? Should lawyers move to Google’s G Suite or Microsoft’s Office 365? This is a question we are asked more and more by audience members when we lecture – it has begun to recur so often that it finally occurred to us that it might be a useful article.